Recently a meeting was held at Lake Bolac to determine the interest in developing a project to bring silver banksias, drooping sheoaks and sweet bursarias back into the landscape. A wide range of participants attended which indicates a great level of interest in this idea.
The event was facilitated by Russell Fisher who uses a range of techniques to gather information. He began by interviewing Bill Weatherly, a farmer with an interest in tree growing, and Martin Driver from the Australian Network for Plant Conservation, about their perspective on the issues involved in trying to re-establish the three keystone species.
Imagine how different the landscape would look if we could get more of these species back into the wider Victorian Volcanic Plains landscape. According to Martin there is wide interest in NSW for a similar project. Continue reading